VPotD: “Oh no, must be the season of the…

…spooky woman from the 1940s wearing long robes out in the woods next to a boulder, yeah.”

seasonI purchased the above photograph for $3 at Fairlook Antiques during my most recent trip to Seattle.  There was no way this one was staying in the store.  I had to take it home with me so I could figure out what the picture reminds me of.  I’ve had it for three weeks and I still haven’t figured it out.  Here’s what I know:

  • Sometime within the last decade (5 or 6 years, more likely) a band released an album that featured a similar image on its front cover.  A long-haired woman wearing robes outdoors.  I think she might’ve had a sword held upright over her head.  Or pointing toward the foreground.  That sounds like death metal imagery, but I think the release in question was fairly mainstream.

I don’t remember anything else.  Does that sound familiar to you?  I hope it rings a bell with someone out there.  If not, I’ll probably have to carry the photo around with me and show it to all the area record store clerks.  I really don’t want to be that guy.

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26 Responses to VPotD: “Oh no, must be the season of the…

  1. Paul Thie says:

    happy to help, looks like ozzy

  2. homebody says:

    She kinda looks like Natalie Merchant.

  3. crankypants says:

    Neko Case Middle Cyclone?

  4. Lauri says:

    I have nothing to offer, but this conversation made me chuckle.

  5. M-----l says:

    UPDATE: I found the record I had in mind. It’s II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra.

    It seems I may have misremembered a bit, but I can see what I had in mind…especially with the trees and the rock.

  6. homebody says:

    It could one of the Nordic comps.

  7. Emily @ Books, the Universe & Everything says:

    I enjoyed opening my feed reader this weekend and finding three posts here featuring vintage photos, but this one is the best. So unusual and strange – it’s excellent.

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